Were you concerned the Knicks wouldn't have any more rookies from Spain next season? Well fear not, for 2015 second-round pick Willy Hernangómez hopes to join the Knicks in the summer once his contract with Real Madrid expires:
Report out of Spain that Willy Hernangómez (contacts expires in June) will come and play for the Knicks next season https://t.co/tO4IQHLm8j— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) March 25, 2016
We ran the article through Stingy's friend, Dorcas from Queens, and here's what she had to say:
... it states that Willy's contract with Real Madrid is over in June and he's decided he's going to the Knicks. However, there's no contract by the Knicks yet.
P.S. "El pívot" means the center (position) en español
You learn something new every day.
The 21-year-old big man has played sparingly this season for the Spanish powerhouse, playing a mere 443 minutes so far in all competitions. He is averaging 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game, according to RealGM. At least he's efficient: Willy is shooting 70.0% from the field with a player efficiency rating of 22.7.
Also, we can't discount his contributions to team choreography.
oh my goodness where has this video been my entire life pic.twitter.com/VuUcb0Qvuz— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 19, 2016
Apparently Kristaps Porzingis would really like Willy to join him in New York. The Unicorn has kept track on his former Sevilla teammate throughout the season:
Whatever Kristaps wants, Kristaps gets. New York's front office did a terrific job of finding a player with legit upside in the second round last season. Even if they never find a way to acquire a pick in the 2016 draft, we at least have a promising rookie to dream on. Kyle O'Quinn hasn't proven himself a reliable backup big, and Kevin Seraphin will be a free agent after this season. There's only one answer ...